The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 37 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.59% 3.73% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.81% 5.00% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £301 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £575 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £38.43 £46.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.46% +67.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £46.00 £27.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £46.00 £28.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.19% +35.29%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
395 500 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.67% 74.52% 70.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 289 137
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 34 66
Average hourly rate £40.60 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.36% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.50 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +1 7 £575 +120.72% 1
Basildon -3 5 - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (33.33%) J2EE
3 10 (33.33%) XML
3 10 (33.33%) Finance
3 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (30.00%) HTML
4 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) Windows
4 9 (30.00%) OO
4 9 (30.00%) Content Management
4 9 (30.00%) HTML5
5 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 8 (26.67%) Ajax
5 8 (26.67%) UNIX
5 8 (26.67%) Solaris
5 8 (26.67%) Linux
5 8 (26.67%) CSS
5 8 (26.67%) JSP
5 8 (26.67%) Middleware
6 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
7 5 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 5 (16.67%) FatWire
7 5 (16.67%) B2C
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.67%) UML
7 5 (16.67%) .NET
8 4 (13.33%) Software AG
8 4 (13.33%) BizTalk Server

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (13.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) GlassFish
3 1 (3.33%) Mule
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Ant
1 3 (10.00%) ERwin
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) JUnit
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Developer
2 13 (43.33%) Architect
3 10 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Integration Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) webMethods Developer
7 1 (3.33%) webMethods Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.33%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) J2EE
1 10 (33.33%) XML
2 9 (30.00%) HTML
2 9 (30.00%) HTML5
3 8 (26.67%) Ajax
3 8 (26.67%) CSS
3 8 (26.67%) JSP
3 8 (26.67%) Middleware
4 5 (16.67%) .NET
5 4 (13.33%) Web Services
5 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 3 (10.00%) XHTML
7 2 (6.67%) XSD
8 1 (3.33%) NHibernate
8 1 (3.33%) Java EE
8 1 (3.33%) Spring
8 1 (3.33%) WPF
8 1 (3.33%) GWT
8 1 (3.33%) Sass
8 1 (3.33%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) UNIX
2 8 (26.67%) Solaris
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) OO
2 9 (30.00%) Content Management
3 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 5 (16.67%) B2C
4 5 (16.67%) UML
5 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (10.00%) SEO
5 3 (10.00%) RAD
6 2 (6.67%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) Validation
6 2 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Use Case
7 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.33%) BPMN
7 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) FatWire
2 4 (13.33%) Software AG
2 4 (13.33%) TIBCO
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) webMethods
3 3 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (6.67%) Google
5 1 (3.33%) Omniture
5 1 (3.33%) Terracotta
5 1 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
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